Deep-blue fjords, the lush green of gentle mountain slopes and red wooden houses provide the backdrop for eventful days on Norway’s spectacular coast lines. Cross breathtaking inlets on the EUROPA, stroll through laid-back cities such as Alesund and Trondheim and get to know the natural lifestyle on Lofoten. Magnificent impressions that are rounded off at the North Cape with almost infinite views across the Arctic Ocean.
Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
Travemuende, departure 18.00 hrs
Plan an earlier arrival and explore Hamburg at your own pace*.
Skagen/Denmark, 12.00 – 18.00 hrs
Oslo/Norway, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs
It’s true that Oslo is one of Europe’s smallest capitals, but it is packed with sights: in Vigeland Park*, about 200 sculptures constitute the life’s work of the sculptor; every year in the town hall, the Nobel Prize is awarded; and in winter ski jumpers compete on Holmenkollen. You can also gain beautiful impressions on a bicycle tour* to Bygdoey museum island and along the Oslo Fjord.
Farsund, 9.00 – 13.00 hrs
Strolling through the tranquil town, you can discover a little piece of Switzerland in the nostalgically decorated villa facades and brick buildings.
Flam/Aurlandsfjord, 7.00 – 13.00 hrs
Gudvangen/Naeroeyfjord, approx. 15.00 – 16.00 hrs
High mountains and thundering waterfalls: a ride* on the famous Flam railway to Vatnahalsen offers great panoramic views of the Norwegian landscape. You can walk back down through the idyllic Flam Valley. A fjord exploration tour by boat and bus* takes you to the beautiful Aurlandsfjord and the spectacular Naeroeyfjord. Or leave the EUROPA for an impressive overland excursion* through the fjord landscape to Gudvangen*.
Alesund, 7.00 – 15.00 hrs
Trondheim, 8.00 – 14.00 hrs
Leknes/Lofoten, 11.00 – 18.00 hrs
Cruising off North Cape approx. 18.30 – 19.00 hrs
Skarsvag, arrival 20.00 hrs
Skarsvag, departure 1.00 hrs
Hammerfest, 7.00 – 14.00 hrs
Tromsoe, arrival 23.00 hrs
Tromsoe, departure 23.00 hrs
Whether Amundsen, Nansen or Barents – anyone setting out for the Arctic Circle passed the gateway to the Arctic Ocean. The polar museum* keeps the memory of the expeditions alive. Back then, explorers were often accompanied by loyal huskies – get to know the canines on an excursion* and find out all about the Finnmark race.
Andenes/Vesteralen, 8.00 – 14.00 hrs
During an independent shore visit, learn more about the secrets of the far north: the Northern Lights Centre examines the phenomenon of the aurora borealis, and researchers present their findings in the Whale Centre.
Stokmarknes, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs
In the wake of the traditional Hurtigruten, the EUROPA will travel to the birthplace of the postal ship fleet. Explore the decommissioned MS Finnmarken or enjoy the view of the widely scattered island group from Storheia mountain.
Reine/Lofoten, 7.00 – 13.00 hrs
Cruising off Vikingen, approx. 19.00 – 20.00 hrs
Roervik, 7.00 – 12.00 hrs
This small town with around 2,600 residents is known for its fishing. More interested in the history of the region? Then pay an independent visit to the Coastal Museum.
Hellesylt/Sunnylvenfjord, 9.00 – 12.00 hrs
Geiranger/Geirangerfjord, 14.00 – 18.00 hrs
From the former Viking port, you will continue through picturesque fjords and the sound of the waterfalls as far as Geiranger*.
Passing thundering waterfalls, the EUROPA carries you through Norway’s most famous fjord. Ashore, you can look forward to mountains and glaciers and the expansive view from the 1,500 m high Dalsnibba*. Kayaking* through the Geirangerfjord is another unforgettable delight.
Bergen, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
The “old heart” of the Hanseatic city beats just a few steps from the harbour basin: today, the historic merchant houses of Bryggen* play host to little boutiques selling original souvenirs. You can cast one last longing glance over Norway’s landscape from the Floeyen*, one of the seven mountain landmarks.
Relaxation at sea
Kiel, arrival 7.00 hrs
Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point
The north has plenty more to offer: why not visit Hamburg*, for example?
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
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